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    Personally, I don't think you should have to declare any grade, at the end of the day it's your qualification and if you don't want to have/declare it then I don't think you should have too.
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    (Original post by milliondollarcorpse)
    Personally, I don't think you should have to declare any grade, at the end of the day it's your qualification and if you don't want to have/declare it then I don't think you should have too.
    But isn't this akin to telling your referee not to write something negative about you, and instead simply to omit any reference to it. UCAS forms are only useful for university admissions if they provide a reasonably complete picture of the applicant, in so far as that is possible.

    That the applicant has attempted a qualification and done badly tells the admissions tutor something useful about the applicant. If applicants can simply suppress relevant information then the process becomes less reliable.
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    (Original post by mja)
    That the applicant has attempted a qualification and done badly tells the admissions tutor something useful about the applicant. If applicants can simply suppress relevant information then the process becomes less reliable.
    ye but wot if the person just had a bad exam, or done badly in just that subject but well in the others. i think they should be given the choice wether or not they want to declare the grade
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    I got a U in a subject, but that was mainly down to the fact that I disliked the subject and grew to despise it. I didn't want to study it in the first place but had little choice as my chosen subject had to be taken off the options due to an ill teacher.

    So should I have to declare that U?

    I don't think so.
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    No because there's no point, The uni would look at it, and noticed you failed a subject. I think it's better just missing it off that declaring it.


    (I got a U in one of mine as missed it off my ucas form, it wouldn't have added anything to the application anyway)
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    (Original post by Lana-90)
    ye but wot if the person just had a bad exam, or done badly in just that subject but well in the others. i think they should be given the choice wether or not they want to declare the grade
    (Original post by RJFarmer)
    I got a U in a subject, but that was mainly down to the fact that I disliked the subject and grew to despise it. I didn't want to study it in the first place but had little choice as my chosen subject had to be taken off the options due to an ill teacher.
    I don't necessarily disagree with either of you, but what about someone who gets an E for the same reasons? Why should they have to include their grade, when someone who gets a U doesn't?

    If you accept that you should be able to omit information which makes you look bad, then a student who gets AAAD at A2 should be allowed to omit the D if they wish. It is arbitrary and unfair to allow a fail to be omitted, but not a poor pass.
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    (Original post by mja)
    But isn't this akin to telling your referee not to write something negative about you, and instead simply to omit any reference to it. UCAS forms are only useful for university admissions if they provide a reasonably complete picture of the applicant, in so far as that is possible.

    That the applicant has attempted a qualification and done badly tells the admissions tutor something useful about the applicant. If applicants can simply suppress relevant information then the process becomes less reliable.
    Fair point, it's just annoying how we were forced to do certain, even non-academic, subjects at GCSE (such as a technology) which I got a poor grade in. I don't feel like I should have to declare that when if it was my choice I wouldn't have even been entered for the exam.
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    (Original post by mja)
    I don't necessarily disagree with either of you, but what about someone who gets an E for the same reasons? Why should they have to include their grade, when someone who gets a U doesn't?
    Well I was only referring to the question really.

    But thinking about I do believe that people should be able to put forward the information about themselves that they wish to show and be able to withhold anything they don't wish to show. It has to be kept reasonable though, perhaps only grades below a C should be allowed to be withheld.
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    (Original post by necessarily benevolent)
    Yes, you'd have to declare it (if you dropped it, if you carry it on it depends on your school). That's why it would be better to get a U than a C or D.
    Oh, how are you?
    Been invited to interview at Oxford?
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    I think pending grades are the problem, when people can get predicted AAB having got BCC or something at AS-level. Then those people take the real AAB candidate's places at good Universities.

    I'd rather have a U than an E, not just because of the not needing to declare, but a U just looks better. When I see a U I think something went really wrong, like they didn't complete work, or were ill. An E just looks thick.
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    They should totally make people declare Us. I got an E in Additional Maths at GCSE but my friend got an U. I had to declare my grade and look like a dumbass, she didn't. How is that fair?!
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    I have Us in A2 Physics and AS Maths.
    This year, I'm applying to unis that require 3 As.
    It's a good thing in my opinion =)
 
 
 
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